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Originally Posted by AndyThomas View Post

What was the fix? I get the same issue. I'm syncing between my MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iPad and iPhone 4 (4.1)
Contact the support ninjas...
Have already done that, was hoping that somebody would share their experience given it sounds like there's a fix

I read this

"Thanks for the quick-fix, OmniFocus folks. I got help from the Tech Support Ninjas who got me set up to synch through the omni focus server instead of my local server, which solved the problem."

So it sounds like there's a general fix
All that guy did was set up sync with a different server, wiping away the old problem, just as replacing one of the databases would have done. It didn't do anything about fixing the root cause.

Contacting the ninjas is better because they can make sure that you really are applying the proper solution, and possibly ferret out some clues as to the underlying problem. If you're having sync problems, you should call them rather than waiting around for email.

Did the simple thing and just gave up on MobileMe and went onto the OG server

Probably easier that way. Over time maybe the MobileMe issue will go, but I doubt there's much OG can do about it.

For anyone else seeing the same thing, just sign up here

Took me about 2 mins to reconfigure all my devices

Thanks Ninjas!
I've been seeing this message for about a week now and I'm on the Omni Sync Server. I ended up deleting the folder on the server and starting over with syncing from my Macbook Air instance of OmniFocus. After several attempts from a complete 'do-ver' it's working now. I wonder if it has something to do with Perspective syncing... I just turned it back on, so I'll see how it goes. Never had a problem syncing before and I've been using the product since it was in beta....
1.9 appears to have fixed this problem for me. I disabled perspective syncing on the previous version and the problem disappeared. I've reenabled it on 1.9 and everything is working well.... Back to work....
I'm doing daily 3 way syncs with the all three client types and occasionally have this issue. But since I ALWAYS sync before I do any work in omnifocus and then after, I always know whether to keep the local or remote database so it's not a big issue.

(I sync using MobileMe and have iDisc syncing turned on)

Does anyone know:
a) How/Why omnifocus believes the databases are incompatible?
b) If there are any known scenarios that trigger it?

I have noticed that my iPhone clock can drift a few minutes a month and wondered if out of order timestamps might be a factor.

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